Dual Credit Eligibility

General Requirements

To qualify for dual credit, students must:
  • Be enrolled in 11th or 12th grade
  • Get approval from the high school counselor
    • Home school students should bring a copy of their high school transcript to met with an academic advisor at LSC
  • Complete the LSC admission application
  • Meet all course prerequisites and minimum college readiness test scores in reading, writing, and/or math for enrolled courses
    • Course prerequisites may be found here
    • The high school counselor or Lone Star academic advisor can tell you which scores (reading, writing, and/or math) are required for specific courses.  See below for test score requirements.
  • Maintain a final grade of C or better in all dual credit courses in order to enroll in subsequent courses

College Placement Tests & Score Requirements

To enroll in dual credit courses, students must show college readiness in reading, writing, and/or math as applicable to the course(s) the student plans to take.

All students in Texas public colleges are required to demonstrate college readiness through the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), which is a state program designed to promote student success by assessing students' academic skills through the TSI Assessment (TSIA).

Students may either take the TSIA or show scores from other accepted assessments approved for placement.  Approved assessments are the TSIA, ACT, SAT, STAAR, PLAN/ACT Aspire, and PSAT/NMSQT.